Popular songs in Upper Silesia followed so-called Disco Polo music and they are referred to as traditional songs, “Silesian folk” or “Silesian szlagry” (Silesian hits). This very unique repertoire is the subject of the author ś scientific focus. She carries out a preliminary evaluation of the repertoire of popular banda that make references to the Silesian folklore and folk culture. The “Silesian szlagry” are based on the melodic of German popular songs and the melodic lines of Polish songs are used less often. All lyrics are written in the Silesian dialect. Their evaluation from the literary perspective shows that they are quite often written ad hoc: sometimes sentences and plots miss finishing touches; repetitions, rhymes and refrains are inconsistent; it is difficult to find the uniform metrical patterns; and the song writers make use of unjustified mental shortcuts and clichéd descriptions.